We've been saving our candy wrappers to make more bracelets like THESE. As I was sorting our collection, I was thinking about how I could make matching earrings. And then the idea came. I wasn't sure if it would work, or if they would even be cute, but I must say that I LOVE the result!
Cute, right? I used a 5/8" covered button kit for these...
And a 7/16" covered button kit for these...
Here they are together so you can see the difference in size.
Did I mention how much I love these? I don't know what it is about recycling, but I love taking 'trash' and turning it into cute, wearable items. What do you think?
FYI: For some reason, the 7/16" size was harder to make than the bigger size. I ended up having to hot glue the bottom on because it wouldn't stay otherwise. Also, to protect the wrappers, I brushed each earring with a few coats of Mod Podge.
**Edited to Add: A great tutorial for making covered button earrings can be found HERE**
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